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Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Brown has been accused of rape in a lawsuit by a former trainer. He is also accused of exposing himself to a painter he had hired. He has denied the allegations.

Bullied Tennessee fan with homemade ‘UT’ shirt offered 4-year scholarship

Patriots’ Brown practices, status for Sunday’s game unclear

Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

Cat survives being shot in face twice with rifle

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Cut by Raiders, Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

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Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

Skaggs family ‘shocked’ over possible Angels link to death

Hall of Famer Jim Langer, of the Dolphins perfect season, dead at 71

Report: Patriots unlikely to visit the White House

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.

Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash

Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint

Yasiel Puig is the latest member of the Cleveland Indians to become an American citizen

Court receives NFL’s discovery responses in ‘NOLA No-Call’ lawsuit

  US fencing medalist Imboden kneels during anthem at Pan Am Games

Fire extinguisher damaged after player’s tantrum creates clubhouse mess for Atlanta Braves

  Newly-released body cam video shows ‘white substance’ on hood of GSU quarterback’s car

One week after one of the strangest arrests many have ever seen, Georgia Southern University quarterback Shai Werts is back in the huddle for the Eagles.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

In video, Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

In a video posted Wednesday on social media, Colin Kaepernick is shown working out in a gym. He says in the video: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.”

Dolphins’ Hall of Fame linebacker Buoniconti dies at age 78

Buoniconti was bypassed in the NFL draft but went on to a 15-year career. He helped the Dolphins win back-to-back Super Bowls, including the 1972 team that finished 17-0.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s national team coach

Ellis will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France

Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as the three-week race ended with the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Elysees.

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women’s soccer to help close pay gap

The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team that won the World Cup earlier this month — to help close the pay gap.

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row.

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday.

  Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

Deputy Adam Watkins, who is white, ultimately was issued a verbal reprimand for how he conducted the stop, according to sheriff's Capt. Steve Holtz.

Iowa woman sets world record for heaviest female to complete marathon

At 346 pounds, the Quad Cities woman set the world record for heaviest female to complete a marathon.

Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died.

NYC to host ticker-tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

It will be the city's first ticker-tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015.

Coco Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Williams wins again

The 15-year-old American who made news by beating Venus Williams last week lost in the fourth round.

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

  Coco Gauff, 15, pulls off another upset at Wimbledon

As it is, Gauff was the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, winning three matches last week against higher-ranked women in the preliminary rounds.

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Norton played at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018. The Dolphins signed him in December.

US holds on to defeat England 2-1, advances to World Cup final

After a nerve wracking semifinal, the U.S. Women's national team will play in the World Cup Final.

Report: Nike pulls Betsy Ross flag sneaker after Kaepernick complaint

The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag.

Angels, MLB mourn Tyler Skaggs after pitcher dies in hotel room

Skaggs died Monday, when the 27-year-old pitcher was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. The scheduled series opener against the Rangers was postponed.

  Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies at age 27

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

Coco Gauff, already the youngest competitor ever to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise and power of a much older, much more experienced player, pulling off a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the first round over Venus Williams, who at 39 was the oldest woman in the field.

Megan Rapinoe accepts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to tour House of Representatives

After the Yanks eliminated host nation France 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) invited Rapinoe and the women’s national team to tour the lower house anytime.

Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No further details were immediately released.

US defeats France 2-1, advances to semis in World Cup

The U.S. advances in the tournament and will play England on July 2.

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley tweeted that he's enjoying the "best of health" and that the decision to retire was "entirely" his own.

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

Attorney Richard Mithoff says the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit.

US defeats Spain 2-1 to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

The women's team eked out a win over a tough team from Spain to advance in the tournament.

England beats Cameroon 3-0 to advance in World Cup

Steph Houghton scored on a rare free kick to set England on its way to a 3-0 victory over Cameroon on Sunday, clinching a place in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals after a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions.

France beats Brazil 2-1 in extra time, reaches WCup quarters

France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri's free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre.

Ertz returns, Horan out for US match against Spain

Julie Ertz returned to the United States' starting lineup against Spain on Monday after a hip contusion kept her out of the team's last match at the Women's World Cup.

  Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina previously hosted the Winter Games in 1956.

US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press.

USA women complete group sweep, advance to knockout round

USA outscored all three teams in their group by a final tally of 18-0.

Dutch overcome Sinclair’s 182nd goal, beat Canada, win group

The Netherlands overcame Christine Sinclair's 182nd international goal to beat Canada 2-1 on Thursday at Reims and earn a round of 16 matchup against Japan at the Women's World Cup.

Cameroon beats New Zealand 2-1 to reach round of 16

Ajara Nchout Njoya scored the second of her two goals in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Cameroon beat New Zealand 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the round of 16 in the Women's World Cup.

Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on Tuesday night at Grenoble, France, that advanced the Matildas into the knockout rounds

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

England remained undefeated at the Women's World Cup and clinched the top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday.

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup.

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to David Ortiz.

Australia and Sam Kerr quiet the haters at the World Cup

Australia's path to the Women's World Cup was turbulent even before its upset loss in the opening round.

Norway knocks South Korea out of World Cup with 2-1 victory

Norway knocked South Korea out of the Women's World Cup by scoring on two penalties in a 2-1 victory Monday.

Sunday’s US win most-watched Women’s World Cup group match

The Americans' 3-0 win over Chile set a record for the most-watched group-stage Women's World Cup match on U.S. English-language television.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Spain and China advance with scoreless draw

Spain and China played to a scoreless draw Monday that advanced both squads to the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup.

Lloyd scores 2 and the US downs Chile 3-0 at the World Cup

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United Stated in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women's World Cup champions to the round of 16.

Thailand scores 1st World Cup goal in 5-1 loss to Sweden

Thailand finally found something to celebrate after a humiliating start to the Women's World Cup.

Japan holds off Scotland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup

Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory on Friday at the Women's World Cup.

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75

Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died.

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight championship.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Sweden defeats newcomers Chile 2-0 after delay

Kosovare Asllani’s goal after a weather delay broke up a scoreless stalemate and Sweden went on to win its Women’s World Cup opener 2-0 on Tuesday and spoil Chile’s debut in the tournament.

Denmark taps Hjulmand as new coach after Hareide

The Danish soccer union says Kasper Hjulmand will take over as coach of the country's national team after next year's European Championship.

FIFA withdraws claim of 1 million tickets sold at World Cup

FIFA has withdrawn a claim that 1 million tickets have been sold for the Women's World Cup and now says the total includes people paying nothing to attend games, including VIPs and even medical staff.